The BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design is an exciting and highly practical 2 year course ideal for students aiming to progress towards Higher Education and careers in art and design. For the strong student the course effectively fast tracks you to degree level study, avoiding the need for an additional Art Foundation year.
You will be taught by a range of experienced tutors, developing your skills in drawing, computer aided design and art/design theory alongside sustained project work. During the first year of the course projects will address a diverse range of Art and Design pathways such as Graphic Design, Fine Art, Fashion, Textile and Surface Design, 3D Design and Photography; in year 2 you will have the opportunity to specialise in one of these disciplines.
As the course progresses your tutors will help you compile a portfolio for application to specialist degrees in Art and Design. The course concludes with a final major project in which you will have the freedom to explore your own creative interests in depth.
Throughout the course there are opportunities to enhance your understanding by visiting London galleries. In the second year you will have the chance to visit a major cultural venue abroad, destinations in recent years have included Florence, Venice, San Francisco, New York and Beijing.
To succeed on this course you will need a genuine interest and commitment to Art and Design along with enthusiasm and an open mind.